I was most interested to read in Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky’s comments (Jan 13) on Paul Bogdanor’s Kasztner’s Crime that Dr Pinto was saved by Kasztner from the Budakalasz Brick Factory. I was similarly saved, for which I am still grateful, the only difference being that whilst he was just a year old I am some 14 years his senior and do have vivid recollections of those fateful months. He quotes a definite number of rescued, which I did not have and would very much appreciate learning the origin of that figure and any other detail he may have. he is unable to find an argument to gainsay Kasztner’s merit in achieving this further rescue. Clearly if he is not aware of the details this could be an opportunity for original, unbiased research which, though advertised, is absent from his work.
In connection with the claim for an original open mind it would be interesting to know how this can be reconciled with Mr Bogdanor’s adverse remarks about Gaylen Ross’s film, praising Kasztner, from 2009 on.